Bridge, as defined in Webster’s dictionary, is something providing a connection. At Nathan L. Jacobson & Associates, bridges are more than just connections. Environmental, aesthetic and cost considerations are all forged into a specific design solution giving each bridge rehabilitation and replacement project its own identity.
Environmental issues including wetlands, fisheries and flood plain management may require the use of a clear span structure. Aesthetics may influence the selection of materials, with steel and concrete often used in urban settings or on major roadways, while a blend of timber and stone may be more appropriate for rural surroundings. Cost and scheduling factors may require the use of precast or prefabricated components.
We developed this conceptual 3D virtual model of the proposed bridge project at County Road over the Hammonasset River between Madison and Killingworth, Connecticut.
The virtual model was presented to the public to assist in the visualization of the completed proposed project which included the replacement of two bridges. The proposed structures included a 40’ span adjacent prestressed deck unit superstructure on precast substructure integral abutments on piles with rock sockets, and a 12’ span x 7’ rise precast concrete box culvert.
With strong company leadership supported by a technically proficient staff, we use the most advanced technologies and design tools to solve civil and environmental engineering challenges.
With professional support and accommodating interaction with applicants, town officials, and residents, our team is viewed as a resource for our clients on a wide variety of technical issues.